Our Merton services are dispersed units across multiple sites, accommodating over 90 young people including people leaving care.
When customers move in to these services we empower them to make decisions about their support, including choosing their key worker and the times of 1:1 sessions. Our person centred approach focused on helping them to identify their existing strengths and skills. From there they can start to choose their own goals and aspirations. We passionately believe that with this approach, anyone who stays with us can move beyond their current support needs and achieve their full potential by developing their skills and accessing new opportunities.
Whilst living in our accommodation, customers engage in developing life and independent living skills including developing routine and structure, fostering positive relationships, and cooking.
We provide support into education; training or employment is tailored to individual needs, circumstances and goals on various levels. This includes initial advice, signposting to adult learning courses and support to access volunteering roles. Customers also have access to the accredited training and employment advice from our training centre and our Work + Learning team. We also offer our customers free counselling services through our Health + Wellbeing programme.
We encourage our customers to engage with external agencies and resources so that they can become part of their local community again.